P013 – Equity in HTA (Part 1): Country Case Studies on Advancing the Building Blocks to Conduct a Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Organized Session 6

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2024
Time: 14:30 - 15:45 PM
Room: Ballroom A
Speakers: Marie-Anne Boujaoude, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Kyoko Shimamoto, Matthew Robson, Xiaoning He, Anita Lal, Gunjeet Kaur, Sarin KC

Details descriptions of the session:

The session will be divided into 3 parts:

Part 1 (25 minutes) will consist of a short introduction with welcoming remarks, session agenda and objectives, and two presentations to introduce the key concepts of health equity, distributional cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA), and the development of economic tools to quantify health inequalities.

Part 2 (20 minutes) will consist of two presentations showcasing two of the building blocks needed to conduct a distributional cost-effectiveness analysis: the baseline health distribution and the health inequality aversion parameters.

Part 3 (30 minutes) will provide insights into how countries are working towards the incorporation of equity in their different HTA processes. This discussion will address how to use research findings, drawing from real world examples of how information is being used across different stakeholders (HTA bodies, government, academics, … ).

Learning objectives and target audience:

At the end of the session, the participants should be able to

  1. discuss the importance of considering equity within HTA
  2. learn from representatives from across the globe on the local advancement to include equity in HTA through DCEA
  3. describe of the different building blocks needed to run a DCEA
  4. discuss challenges, exploring potential solutions, and future plans
Structure of presentation:

Various methods will be used to run this session: It will start with structured presentations that establishes the session’s framework, elucidates the terminology associated with equity, health equity, and equity-informative economic evaluations. Following this, panel discussion with representatives from countries working on developing the needed tools to incorporate DCEA into their HTA systems will touch on the results they obtained and the challenges they faced.

The session will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction (5 mins)
  • Presentation 1 (10 mins): Health Equity & DCEA
  • Presentation 2 (10 mins): Development of economic tools to quantify health inequalities of Indigenous Australians
  • Presentation 3 (5 mins): Social determinants of health and other equity related research in China
  • Presentation 4 (10min): Eliciting health inequality aversion parameters: methods
  • Q&A (5 mins)
  • Panel discussion (25 mins)
  • Q&A (5 mins)
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